Canada Scholarship: Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 2023/2024

Application is now open for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Program 2024.

In 2008, the Canadian government initiated the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship in honor of George Philias Vanier, the first francophone Governor General of Canada.

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is a fully funded Canadian government scholarship program for Canadian and international citizens as well as permanent residents of Canada.

It is designed to attract highly qualified doctoral students to Canadian universities.

The selection criteria are based on the following 3 considerations – Academic Excellence, Research Potential, and Leadership (potential and demonstrated ability)

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Program Details:

Scholarship Sponsor(s): The Government of Canada.

Scholarship Type: Fully Funded Scholarships

Host Institution(s): Universities/institutions in Canada.

Scholarship Worth/Value: $50,000 per year for 3 years

Number of Awards: Up to 166 scholarships are awarded annually

Study level: Postgraduate (doctoral)

Subject Eligibility: Health, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences, and Humanity.

Nationality: All Nationalities

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Eligibility and Selection Criteria for Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship:

The criteria for selection are based on:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Research Potential
  • Leadership (potential and demonstrated ability)


  • Canadian citizens
  • Permanent residents of Canada
  • Foreign citizens

For further information on the selection/eligibility criteria, visit:


Application Procedures

The procedure for the award of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship follows a nominating process. Applicants must be nominated by a Canadian institution with a quota (i.e., a predetermined number of applications that can be put forward to the national competition) to host Vanier scholars.

Candidates can only be nominated by the institution they seek to study in.

Interested candidates should see the link on: Check how to be nominated


Important Application Timelines:

July – November 2023: Candidates are to seek a nominating institution, then prepare and submit an application package.

November 1, 2023 (20:00 EST): Deadline for institutions to submit nominations to the Vanier CGS program.

November 2023 – March 2024: Review and evaluation of nominations.

Early April 2024: Nominees will be notified by email when the results are available


For further information, visit the Official Website.